The Great War

The Great War - TheGreatWar

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The Great War On November 26, 1916, shortly after winning thirty marks in an essay contest, Remarque was  drafted as a musketeer, or infantryman, and completed basic training at Osnabrück's Westerberg  Camp. He then was transferred to Celle, from which he visited his mother, hospitalized for cancer,  which ended her life on September 9, 1917. Earlier that June, as a "sapper," or lineman in an engineering unit, Remarque had begun building  bunkers, pillboxes, and dugouts behind the Arras Front, east of the Houthulst Forest and south of  Handzaeme, frequently working at night to avoid sniper fire. On July 15, 1917, Remarque's company advanced to Flanders for some of the most savage fighting  of World War I. Trench warfare dispelled his youthful idealism, particularly after he carried his buddy  Troske out of enemy fire and Troske died like the fictional character Kat. He was treated for minor 
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